The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1898

        A JOURNAL OF THE FIRST VOYAGE OF VASCO DA GAMA, 1497-1499. Translated and Edited, with Notes, an Introduction and Appendices, by E.G. Ravenstein.

      London: Hakluyt Society, 1898. xxxvi, 250 pages of text including an index and glossary, followed by 16 pages of publisher's information. Original blue stamped hardcover binding with gilt spine lettering and front cover gilt stamp of the ship "Victoria." Minimal to moderate rubbing to extremities with minor bumping to corners, a few minor scuffs, and moderate sunning and soiling to spine; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Inner hinges slightly cracked. Illustrated by 8 folding maps in color, and 23 plates and facsimiles. Minor foxing scattered throughout text. Section of front endpaper clipped, with previous owner's name present. First Series, No. 99. This text may lack a corrigenda leaf.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Octavo (8vo).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA) ]
 1.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        Nouvelles heures et prières composées dans le style des manuscrits du XIVe au XVIe siècle

      12.5 x 15.5cm, 176pp. Full leather binding with decorative borders to front, rear and spine and blazon of the Baronne d'Alexandry d'Orengiani to the centre of the upper board and tooling to fore edges of the boards. Gilt decorated inner dentelles. All edges gilt and gauffered. Green silk moire endpapers, ffep. additionally has a gilt stamped date '8 Decembre 1898'. Complete with original silk lined card sleeve and card slipcase. Baronial blazon to third free endpaper. Chromolithographic interpretation of an illuminated manuscript in the style of Books of Hours from the fourteenth and fifteenth century, including four full-page illustrations printed in gold and brown. Inscribed "Souvenir de 8 Decembre 1898 / Nancy Tish / Baronne d'Alexandry d'Orengiani". A superb book in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Rainford & Parris]
 2.   Check availability:     PBFA     Link/Print  

        Fine large photo by Maler & Königl., signed, inscribed on the mount, (1840-1901, Empress Frederick of Germany, wife of Frederick III, eldest child of Queen Victoria & mother of Kaiser Wilhelm II)

      traces of mounting at the edges 1898 - "Dowager Empress Frederick & Queen of Prussia" and dated, showing her full length standing in a sitting room decorated with large portraits and mirrors, 8½" x 6" in mount 12" x 7½", no place, traces of mounting at the edges

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
 3.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Traité pratique de la Machine Locomotive (4 Tomes - Complet) Contenant Les Principes généraux relatifs à l'étude et à la construction des locomotives, la description des types les plus répandus, l'étude de la combustion, de la production et de l'utilisation de la vapeur, du rendement, des conditions de fabrication et de réception des matériaux, des proportions et du mode de construction des organes.

      Ouvrage précédé d'une introduction par Edouard Sauvage, 973 figures et planches dans le texte, 6 planches hors texte, 4 vol. in-4 reliure pleine percaline éditeur marron, Librairie Polytechnique, Baudry & Cie, Paris, 1898, 2 ff., XII pp., 1 f., 457 pp. ; 2 ff., 510 pp. ; 2ff., 551 pp. et 5 pl. dépliantes ; 2 ff., 459 pp., 2 ff. avec 6 grandes planches dépliantes. Titre complet : Traité pratique de la Machine Locomotive. Contenant Les Principes généraux relatifs à l'étude et à la construction des locomotives, la description des types les plus répandus, l'étude de la combustion, de la production et de l'utilisation de la vapeur, du rendement, des conditions de fabrication et de réception des matériaux, des proportions et du mode de construction des organes. Edition originale. Très rare exemplaire bien complet de cet important traité. Bon ensemble(cartonnage lég. frotté avec petites fentes à qq. mors, bon état intérieur). Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
 4.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1898 - 1898 Wisden Publisher's Hardback Fine Condition

      1898. For sale here is an 1898 Wisden Publisher's Hardback in absolutely immaculate condition - probably the best that we have seen. The book has had no restoration. The front and rear boards are in flat, bright, almost as new condition. To be really picky there are two tiny bumps - one at the top of the front board in the centre and another approximately three quarters of the way down on the right hand side. The gilt is as new to the front board. The spine and spine gilt are in fabulous condition. The front and rear hinges are extremely strong and the yellow end papers, both front and rear, are bright and unmarked. The contents and photographic plate are complete, original, unmarked and in fine condition. A fabulous copy. If buying from overseas please contact us before purchasing to check payment arrangements and postage details.

 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Animate Creation; Popular Edition of "Our Living World," a Natural History In Six Volumes

      New York: Selmar Hess. 1898. H Hard Cover. Very Good. Exceptionally clean and sound six volume set from 1898. Illustrated throughout with high quality tipped on tissue-protected chromolithographs (color lithographs) by L. Prang & Co. plus dozens of full page and smaller wood engravings. Publisher's textured light red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, each volume 13 inches tall and about an inch thick. Very light rubbing to the corners and spine ends, subtle fading to the spines, good hinges (far edges of volume I hinges just starting), firm text blocks, darkened newsclipping silhouette to one text page in volume V, very clean pages with no names or other markings.

      [Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC]
 6.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Le Superbe Orénoque. (Globe doré)

      Paris, Collection Hetzel, J. Hetzel et Cie. 1898 - Les Voyages extraordinaires. Collection Hetzel. Illustrations de Georges Roux. 12 grandes gravures couleurs en chromotypographie. Édition originale. Paris, Collection Hetzel, J. Hetzel et Cie. 1898. 411 pp. Catalogue AJ. Imprimé par Gauthier Villars, relié par Engel. Cartonnage Hetzel au Globe doré. Dos au phare. Tranches dorées. Gouttière régulière. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-4°(28x19). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livres et Collections]
 7.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        La Bohème Quatre actes de MM. G. Giacosa et L. Illica. Version française de Paul Ferrier. Musique de Giacomo Puccini

      Ricordi et Cie, 1898. cartonnage rouge estampé de l'éditeur Première édition française de la partition pour chant et piano. Envoi a. s.: à Monsieur Em. Mennesson, Giacomo Puccini. Paris, 17/1/99. Émile Mennesson (1842-1920) était facteur de piano, luthier et marchand d'instruments, à Reims. Mélomane abusif et fou, il n'assistait qu'à la troisième représentation d'un Opéra ou d'un récital, au fauteuil 51 précisément, fauteuil qui lui était en permanence réservé et qu'il occupait chaque fois une violette cendrée à la boutonnière, quelle que fut la saison. Nombre de musiciens et compositeurs (ainsi Debussy qui fit le voyage de Reims pour lui porter Pelleas dédicacé) le fréquentaient et connaissaient sa réputation. Facteur reconnu mondialement, il est l'inventeur du Molliphone Mennesson qui assourdit le piano à volonté et à un tel point que ni des pièces contiguës, ni des appartements situés au-dessous, on n'entend les études musicales. Heureusement, ce dispositif tarda à se répandre dans les appartements parisiens et Jules Laforgue put écrire sa Complainte des Pianos qu'on entend dans les quartiers aisés. Ces enfants, à quoi rêvent-elles, dans les ennuis des ritournelles ? « Préaux des soirs, Christs des dortoirs ! » Et Mennesson de piano ?

      [Bookseller: Librairie Pierre Saunier]
 8.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  

        Man Overboard [in The Harmsworth Magazine no.6 for December 1898].

      London: Harmsworth Bros, Dec. 1898. First appearance of Churchill's short story 'Man Overboard'. Small quarto magazine format in original publisher's illustrated paper covers. Very minor edgewear and very slight chipping to spine ends otherwise bright, clean and strong. Quarter inch of loss to tail of spine panel. Staples faintly rusting. An exceptionally clean and attractive copy of a scarce piece of Churchill ephemera, being the author's only short story to be published.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
 9.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  

        Führer durch das Kaisergebirge - Erstausgabe! 1898

      Führer durch das Kaiser - Gebirge mit ausführlicher Beschreibung sämtlicher Spaziergänge, Ausflüge, Thalwanderungen, Übergänge und Hochtouren des Gebietes. Ausgestattet mit zahlreichen Illustrationen, Anstiegsskizzen und Panoramen von Rudolf Reschreiter. München: J.Lindauer, 1898. ERSTAUFLAGE! (absolute Rarität) Zustand:gut bis sehr gut (siehe Originalbilder) Inkl. Karte von Kufstein und Umgebung! Keine Spezialkarte Kaisergebirge 1:50000

      [Bookseller: sensualtirol]
 10.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        Album of Cyanotypes and Silver Prints of Cornell University and Ithaca, New York

      1898-1905. Hardcover. Very Good+. Half morocco and gilt-lettered black cloth; oblong (290x182mm); contains 550 cyanotypes and 100 silver prints, carefully arranged, and mounted to the recto and verso of 42 heavy cardstock leaves. Various sizes, average is about 3x4 inches, and smaller; many with handwritten captions. Spine perished; boards and leaves chipped along the edges. Images are fine. A rich volume, demonstrating photography's popularity at the turn-of-the-last century, and an amateur's love of the medium. Shows the photographer at work, students enjoying college life (including a picture of a co-ed crew), campus buildings, and numerous landscapes of Ithaca. Also includes pictures of farm and family life (a cat named "Molasses" is prominently featured on one page), and trips to Lake George, Sylvan Beach, Fort Ticonderoga, and Chenango Lake. A wonderful look at the interiors and fashions of the period, with many candid snapshots of the photographer's friends and loved ones.

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
 11.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      1898. WHYTE-MELVILLE, George John. Works. London: Ward, Lock, circa 1900. Twenty-five volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter red morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $2800.Twenty-five volume set of Whyte-MelvilleÂ’s stories of English country sports, with frontispieces in each volume, handsomely bound by Bickers.Famous for his captivating stories of country sporting life, Whyte-Melvillle (1821-78) also wrote a valuable work on horsemanship (Riding Recollections), historical novels, and memorable poetry. “His books, with their stamp of authenticity, their frequent poetic charm, their liveliness, and their chivalric ideals” attracted many readers in— and out— of the sporting class (Kunitz & Haycraft, 655). Occasional scattered light foxing. A most handsome set.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
 12.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Certain Personal Matters.

      Lawrence & Bullen, Ltd, London, 1898 First edition, first impression.Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt, edges untrimmed. 32pp ads dated Autumn Season 1897.Hinges tender, endpapers browned, cloth rather marked and somewhat rubbed. Good. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "H. Hick (Bless his heart) from H. G. Wells". The recipient, Henry Hick, was the doctor under whose care - indeed at whose house - Wells found himself during the early part of 1898, precisely at the time the present book was published. It was during his difficult convalescence in Hick's house that Wells composed for his doctor's young daughter The Adventures of Tommy, a handwritten and self illustrated manuscript storybook.[50]

      [Bookseller: Blakeney Griffin Booksellers Ltd]
 13.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Jeu de l'Affaire Dreyfus et de la Verite

      1898. First Edition . (Dreyfus, Alfred). Jeu de l’Affaire Dreyfus et de la Vérité. Sceaux: E. Charaire, [circa 1898]. Folding cloth-hinged stiff boards, mounted with illustrated chromolithographic game surface. Measures 23-3/4 by 16-3/4 inches opened. $3000.Original game board, with game-squares containing portraits of the principal characters in the Dreyfus scandal, including Émile Zola, whose famous protest in the form of an open newspaper letter entitled “J’Accuse” contributed to Dreyfus’ eventual pardon and release.Dreyfus’ court-martial, conviction, and final acquittal “developed into a political event which had repercussions throughout France and the Jewish world” (Bredin), and exposed anti-Semitism that was rampant in the French military. Dreyfus was accused in 1894 of attempting to transmit a secret military document to the military attaché of the German embassy in Paris, the charges against him stemming from anti-Semitism. Arrested and tried before a court-martial, Dreyfus was found guilty of treason, sentenced to life imprisonment and exiled to Devil’s Island. Public outcry led to the discovery of suppressed exculpatory evidence, a retrial and eventual pardon. “The Dreyfus affair made a strong impact on the outlook of world Jewry and the atmosphere in their respective countries. Jews everywhere were shocked that the affair could take place in France, the ‘homeland of liberty and the Great Revolution,’ and that hatred of the Jews could still prejudice the behavior of a considerable part of the French people, in particular when the Jewish victim was completely assimilated. This seemed to prove clearly that assimilation was no defense against anti-Semitism” (Encyclopedia Judaica 6, 228). Without game pieces and dice. Only the lightest soiling to board surface, fragment of ribbon tie still in place. An extraordinary surviving artifact in near-fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
 14.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      1898. Signed. DAUDET, Alphonse. The Works. New York: Croscup & Sterling, 1899-1900. Twenty-four volumes. Octavo, publisher’s three-quarter red morocco gilt, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut and partly unopened. $4800.“Autograph” edition, number 2 of only 25 sets printed for America, with 100 plates (including 24 frontispieces in double-suite, one of each hand-colored), with a signed and inscribed carte-de-visite tipped into Volume I.The inscription on the carte-de-visite reads, “merci, monsieur, de nos jolis livres mon jeune fils se régale. En Octobre, nous causerons du lire de Spielhagen [printed] Alphonse Daudet. [written:] Salutations empresseés, Alph. Daudet. [printed:] 3. Avenue de l’Observatoire.” [“Thank you, sir, for our lovely books of which my young son has told me. In October, we will try [Frederick] Spielhagen’s book,” etc.] Includes Daudet’s novels, dramas, and short stories, most notably Fromont and Risler, Jack, The Nabob, Kings in Exile, and Thirty Years in Paris. An intimate friend of Zola and Flaubert, Daudet was a member of the French naturalist school of fiction. His singular, impressionistic style earned him great fame both in his own country and abroad. Minor expert restoration to a few spine heads. A beautiful set.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Jeu de l'Affaire Dreyfus et de la Verite

      , 1898. 1898. First Edition . (Dreyfus, Alfred). Jeu de l

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books ]
 16.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        Rhopalocera Aethiopica. Die Tagfalter des aethiopischen Faunengebietes: Eine systematisch-geographische Studie

      Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt, 1898 [1899]. 561, 6 chromolithographed plates. 4to. HB. Recent, brown, full morocco, raised bands to spine, wood-grained endpapers. Exceptionally fine craft binding by 'M.M.' (Monique Macaux). Contents clean. Some heavy offsetting from plates to facing blank versos of caption leaves; a new blank sheet has been pasted over several of these; some tissue residue to a few figures from adhesion to facing page.. Published in 'Kongl. Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar', vol. 31, part 5. Publication date is given as 1898 on title-page, but publication was not before the end of April 1899 (see Cowan: Anotationes Rhopalocerologicae 1970: 15)..

      [Bookseller: Pemberley Natural History Books]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Der Kleine Herr Friedemann; Novellen.

      Fischer, Berlin 1898 - Ownership signature of art historian Meyer Schapiro. Small 8vo, 3/4 suede over mottled bronze paper boards. Berlin: S. Fischer, 1898. First Edition. A collection of six short stories. His first published book, written when Mann was twenty three years old. The binding is unlettered and worn with dust soiling to suede; internally fine, aside for light foxing on last several pages and one or two spots on preliminary pages. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
 18.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Quatrième Centenaire de la Découverte de la Route océanique de l'Inde (1498-1898).

      Moulins: Imprimerie Bourbonnaise, 1898. Large octavo, frontispiece portrait, some light offsetting to title, original printed wrappers bound in; a very good copy in a lavish presentation binding of mauve calf with red morocco inlay, moiré silk endpapers, both boards with gilt figures, the front board with deeply embossed gilt coat of arms and gilt presentation note, spine with double crimson morocco labels. Beautifully bound presentation copy of this study of Vasco da Gama. Published in honour of the 400th anniversary of da Gama's first voyage, this work includes observations on two significant accounts of the voyage, the first by Camoens, the second that of a "matelot portugais". The work was prepared after a meeting of the so-called "Comité Vasco de Gama", whose members had met at l'Hotel de Ville du Moulins, and who were keen to promote better research and better understanding between France and Portugal.The work, commissioned by Henri Olivier, vice-president of the Vasco da Gama society, is dedicated to the King and Queen of Portugal and the Algarves: hence, this is a particularly attractive copy, as it has a presentation binding to the royal couple, with the "profond respect" of Olivier.Copies are listed at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and some European libraries, but the work does not appear to be held in any Australian collection.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
 19.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  

        Uppfinningarnas bok (10 volumes)

      Stockholm 1898 - ny fullst

      [Bookseller: IPB-BOOKS]
 20.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Menus et Programmes Illustres

      1898. First Edition . MAILLARD, Leon. Les Menus et Programmes Illustres. Paris: G. Boudet and Ch. Tallander, 1898. Folio (9-1/2 by 12-1/2 inches), contemporary three-quarter dark green moroccorebacked with original gilt-decorated spine laid down, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt. $4800.First edition of this sumptuous collection art used in French menus and programs—including a number of lovely Art Nouveau examples—number 490 of 1000 copies on papier velin, with 460 fine reproductions, many in color, finely bound by P. Affolter with the original Alphonse Mucha-designed pictorial paper wrappers bound in. This copy with a lengthy handwritten inscription in French from author Leon Maillard on an additional limitation page, addressed to ""Mon Cher Strauss.""Includes examples of commercial artwork and designs by Toulouse-Lautrec, Mucha, Meunier, Chèret, Boutet de Monvel and many others. The handwritten note by editor Leon Maillard, reads: ""Puisque je rencontre, sur votre bureau, un livre que je connais bien, ma curiosité me porte à le feuilleter. Et bien des circonstances de son établissement me reviennent en mémoire. D'abord, il serait être présente en duex volumes, ensuite, il a bordé sur le marbre, dans sa forme définitive, quelques longs mois. Et juste au moment où il doit paraître en librairie, il est l'objet d'une mesure terrible. On en arrête la présentation et la vente par o par ordre de M. Félix Faure, Président de la République Française. L'auteur avait reproduit, sans son agrément, le menu du déjeuner du 14-26 Août 1897, sur le Pothnau: mais où est l'alliance russe? Il en reste un témoignage du temps dans: [printed half title] Les Menus et Programmes Illustrés [handwritten] feuilletés ce jour de 1918, en Août par votre lout devoté, Léon Maillard."" Roughly translated: ""Since finding, on your desk, a book I know well [presumably the present volume], my curiosity leads me to flip through its pages. And the circumstances surrounding its creation come back to my memory. First, it was to have been two volumes, but then it came to its final form in some long months. And just in the moment when it should appear in bookstores, it is subject to a terrible measure: we stopped the sale to the public by order of Felix Faure, President of the French Republic. The author had reproduced, without his consent, the lunch menu of 14-26 August, 1897, on the Pothnau [the date of the French President's visit to the Czar in Russia; Pothnau was the name of a French cruiser]: but where is the Russian alliance? It remains a testament to the time: [half title], inscribed this day of 1918, in August, by your devoted lout, Léon Maillard."" From a total edition of 1050 copies. Text in French. Contemporary morocco binding very attractive. A beautiful volume in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Children in prison and other cruelties of prison life

      Murdoch & Co, London 1898 - 16p., first separate appearance, plain printed softbound (stapled as issued) in textured buff wraps. Covers are split along the spinefold and detached, and show mild dust- and handling-soil; the single staple is rusted without significant migration. Text is clean except for earlier booksellers' notes on titlepage. As is; should be quite amenable to restoration. This letter originally appeared in "The Daily Chronicle" on May 28, 1897 and is here reprinted with an additional publisher's note; Wilde's name appears at the end of the letter not in the titling. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bolerium Books Inc.]
 22.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Military Operations on the North-West Frontiers of India. Vols. I and II.

      London: HMSO, , 1898. Papers regarding British Relations with the Neighbouring on the North-West Frontier of India, and the Military Operations undertaken against them during the Year, 1897-1898. [C.- 8713 & C. - 8714] Foolscap quarto ( 315 × 208 mm). In recent marbled wrappers. Some marginal browning and brittleness, some chipping of the title page to Volume I which is now guarded, a few other minor chips, else very good. First editions, print run of 1875, fairly uncommon. Obviously these volumes form part of the run of Blue Books, but as a stand-alone item COPAC records only the BL, and OCLC adds just 3 sets, none in the US. Essential source material for the campaign that Churchill considered to have been a declaration to the whole world of the British people's "faith in the higher destinies of their race." (Malakand Field Force, p.314) Attached are two 4-page papers giving the Strength of British Battalions, and Killed and Wounded in the campaign.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 23.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Military Operations on the North-West Frontiers of India. Vols. I and II. Papers regarding British Relations with the Neighbouring on the North-West Frontier of India, and the Military Operations undertaken against them during the Year, 1897-1898. [C.- 8713 & C. - 8714]

      London: HMSO, 1898 - Foolscap quarto ( 315

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 24.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        Monument esth


      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
 25.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        The Works. Edition De Luxe.

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company. 1898 - 23 (of 24 ) volumes, 8.5 inches tall. Beautifully bound in half morocco with gilt raised bands, superb gilt 'vine' tooling to the panels and gilt top edge. Printed on hand made paper, this Deluxe edition was limited to just 100 sets of which this is number 34. Regrettably volume 22 is missing. Full page plates by Rossi throughout. A stunning looking and finely printed run. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
 26.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Christina Rossetti: a biographical and critical study, etc

      Hurst and Blackett 1898 - Ex library copy with the usual stamps, marks, and stickers. A good conditioned volume with clear bright text. . The end paper has cracked, revealing a small amount of webbing but the binding has still remained in a good condition. Some marks to the outer covers. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Revival Books Ltd]
 27.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Der Kleine Herr Friedemann; Novellen.

      Berlin: Fischer, 1898. First. hardcover. very good. Small 8vo, 3/4 suede over mottled bronze paper boards. Berlin: S. Fischer, 1898. First Edition. A collection of six short stories. His first published book, written when Mann was twenty three years old. The binding is unlettered and worn with dust soiling to suede; internally fine, aside for light foxing on last several pages and one or two spots on preliminary pages. A very good copy. Ownership signature of art historian Meyer Schapiro.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
 28.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        Vorlesungen über Gastheorie / Vorlesungen über die Principe der Mechanik / Vorlesungen über Maxwells Theorie der Elektricität und des Lichtes.

      Leipzig: Ambrosius Barth, 1898. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Fine collection of Boltzmann's most important lectures in appealing uniform binding, here in first and second editions: I. Vorlesungen über Gastheorie, 1. Theil, 1910, 204 pp. (2nd edition), II. Vorlesungen über Gastheorie, 2. Theil, 1898, 265 pp. (first edition); III. Vorlesungen über die Principe der Mechanik, 1.Theil, 1910, 241 pp. (2nd edition), IV. Vorlesungen über die Principe der Mechanik, 2.Theil, 1904, 335 pp. (first edition); V. Vorlesungen über Maxwells Theorie der Elektricität und des Lichtes, 1.Theil, 1908, 139 pp. (2nd edition), VI. Vorlesungen über Maxwells Theorie der Elektricität und des Lichtes, 2.Theil, 1908, 166 pp. (first edition). All vols. 8vo (213x138 mm), with half titles, contemporary white cloth, top edges gilt, very minor spotting throughout. ----FIRST EDITION of part 2 and second edition of part 1 of "Vorlesungen über Gastheorie", Boltzmann's 'masterpiece of theoretical physics... This work can rightly be considered the peak of development achieved in the modern kinetic theory of gases' (Stanitz). Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
 29.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  

        Untitled portrait of a woman.

      Henry Graves & Co. Ltd. London. 1898. - Mezzotint, image 22 1/2 x 18 inches, plate mark 26 x 20 1/2 inches, sheet size approximately 32 x 26 inches. Glued to mat at edges, but not glued onto any backing board. WITH ELABORATE ANTIQUE GILT FRAME AND ORIGINAL GLASS. Gorgeous softly rendered image of a seated woman clutching a locket or chain. Text under image "Specially printed for Thomas P. Langdon Esq., Baltimore. H. D." Langdon, of Gilpin, Langdon & Co Druggists was a successful Baltimore businessman at the end of the 19th century. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: old imprints ABAA/ILAB]
 30.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Jabez Nutyard - Workman and Dreamer. A Novel.

      First Edition. London, Jarrold & Sons. no date (c. 1898). Octavo. 274 pages. Original, blindstamped Hardcover (dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine). Near Fine, really excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Name, place and year of preowner on the endpaper. Very Rare. Scarce in this condition. Includes for example the following chapters: Jabez Nutyard is in one of his moods / Oakfield Chace and Clare Downtown / A Poor Waif comes to Oakfield Chace / Clare Downtown invites Jabez Nutyard and his daughter to Oakfield Chace / The Firm of Mr. Noel Downtown and its History / The Iron - Works on the Bank of the Thames and the honoruable Angs Macilvaine / The Threatened Strike takes place / Mr. Downtown is summoned to London by his nephew /

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop ]
 31.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  

        The Golliwogg At The Sea-Side. Pictured by Florence Upton.

      London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1898. FIRST EDITION with 'Copyright 1898'. Oblong Quarto, pp. 63, illustrated in colour. Publisher's linen backed pictorial glazed boards. Neat ownership to flyleaf (dated '1898'). Corners worn; wear to extremities. Bright covers. Near fine.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
 32.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  

        Photographs, Correspondence, and Ephemera Archive of Elmer A. Sperry and family, one of America's foremost inventors, rival of Thomas Edison, inventor of the Gyrocompass, his son Laurence B. Sperry, aviation pioneer, first to demonstrate ""automatic pilot,"" and son-in-law Sperry Company executive Robert B. Lea, 1898-1966

      No Binding. Very Good. 65 letters, 215 pp. (manuscript & typed), plus over 1,000 photographs, manuscript history & biography, and approximately 50 pieces of paper and manuscript ephemera, dated 1898-1966. Correspondence includes letters of aviation pioneer Laurence B. Sperry, his father inventor Elmer A. Sperry, other children of Elmer A. Sperry (Elmer, Jr. and Helen Sperry), as well as letters written to and from Robert B. Lea, vice-president of the Sperry Gyroscope Company, son-in-law of Elmer A. Sperry, plus others. Manuscripts include typed biography and family history of Elmer A. Sperry, as well as the history of some of Sperry's companies from his years in Chicago and Cleveland. Photographs are mostly family photos, but also include a number of photos of Sperry's inventions, demonstrations of these inventions, early aircraft, etc. Elmer A. Sperry (1860-1930) Elmer Ambrose Sperry, engineer, inventor an entrepreneur, was born in Cortland, New York, October 12, 1860, son of Stephen Decatur and Mary (Borst) Sperry, and a descendant of Richard Sperry, who, in 1666, secreted and maintained in the Judges Cave at New Haven Colony three of the judges who had condemned Charles I to death. He was educated in the State Normal School in Cortland and then attended Cornell University for one term, from 1879 to 1880. At Cornell he developed an interest in electrical engineering and began working with a group of industrialists from Syracuse, New York, in order to construct an arc lighting system. By 1882 Sperry was already recognized as one of America's electrical pioneers. In 1883 Sperry moved to Chicago where he established the Electric Light, Motor, and Car Brake Company. He found that he could not compete with the more established Edison and Brush Electric companies, so he began experimenting with electric coal-mining equipment. In l886 he founded the Sperry Electric Mining Machine Company. During these years Sperry also developed an electric street car. After selling his patents to General Electric, he went to work for the company as a consultant. Sperry also drove the first American-built automobile through the streets of Paris in 1896. In 1907 Sperry began to experiment with the gyroscope. He is best known for his utilization of the gyroscope for the stabilization of ships, airplanes and aerial torpedoes. He also invented the gyro compass, which eliminated the variations due to the earth's magnetism. Three years later, he founded the Sperry Gyroscope Company in Brooklyn, in order to develop, manufacture, and market marine gyro-stabilizing devices. Working closely with the Navy, he developed the gyrocompass, ship stabilizer, and high intensity search-light. Next he invented ""metal mike,"" the automatic steersman, which keeps a ship on a set course. Next he used it to stabilize ships and to keep them on an even keel in all kinds of weather. Later, he applied the gyroscope to airplanes, with devices to give fliers artificial horizons, enabling them to fly ""blind"" in dense fogs. In addition, he invented new systems of street lighting, new machinery for mining, electric devices for trolley cars, an electric automobile, a lighting system for motion picture projection, an electric arc light, a high-power searchlight and electrochemical processes. Prior to 1910 there were already six industrial corporations founded to manufacture Sperry's inventions, doing then an aggregate annual business of over $5,000,000. During the First World War, the Sperry Gyroscope Company became a major defense contractor, and Elmer sat on the Naval Consulting Board. After the war, Sperry Gyroscope moved into aeronautics as it developed airplane stabilizers, gyro-stabilized bombsights, and the aerial torpedo. In January, 1929, he sold the Sperry Gyroscope Company, of which he was president, to the North American Aviation Company, and soon after started building up the Sperry Development Company, Inc., and also the Sperr

      [Bookseller: Michael Brown Rare Books, LLC]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Nigger of the Narcissus. A Tale of the Sea.

      London, Heinemann 1898. First edition. 8vo. Pp259 + 16pp ads catalogue dated 1897. Publisher's gilt-decorated grey cloth, edges untrimmed. Minor rubbing to the extremities, toning to spine panel, some bumping and softening of spine ends. A solid. clean copy.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
 34.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  

        Association Football

      Blackwood, Edinburgh 1898 - Early instructional book on soccer by the Preston, Derbys and England footballer and perhaps the first to be written by a prominent player. Original pictorial boards, a little rubbed and soiled with corner crease. Prelims a little spotted. Generally a good copy of an early football rarity. Seddon A15 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pastsport]
 35.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        The Two Magics

      London: William Heinemann,, 1898. The Turn of the Screw. Covering End. Octavo. Original turquoise cloth, titles to spine and front cover gilt, floral design to front cover, publisher's device to rear cover, stamped in blind, edges untrimmed. Toned spine gently rolled, bumps and slight rubbing to ends, offsetting to endpapers, a very good copy. First edition, first impression, one of 300 copies of the colonial issue that were transferred to the domestic market, in the second state binding with nine tulip buds to the front cover. Lytton Strachey's copy, with his signature to the front free endpaper and bookplate to front pastewdown. The Two Magics includes the first appearance in book form of The Turn of the Screw, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest ghost stories in the language.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 36.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        L'oeuvre de Gaspard André. Introduction par Edouard Aynard.

      Lyon, Storck, 1898. ____ Somptueuse et monumentale publication de l'oeuvre de l'architecte lyonnais (1840-1896) Gaspard André. Il est l'auteur de l'Hôtel de Ville de Neuilly sur Seine, de plusieurs constructions à Lyon, dont la Fontaine des Jacobins et le théâtre des Célestins, et de nombreux projets. Imprimé sur beau papier fort et illustré d'un portrait et de 100 planches hors-texte. *****. In-folio. [450 x 320 mm] Collation : portrait, (4), XX, 188 pp., 100 planches h.-t. Demi-maroquin vert, dos à nerfs. (Reliure de l'époque.).

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
 37.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  

        Vocabulaire Français-Annamite [ Edition originale ]

      1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-basane à coins noire, Imprimerie de la Mission à Tan-Dinh, Saïgon, 1898, 2 ff. (titre et préface), 451 pp. Très rare exemplaire de l'édition originale du "Vocabulaire Français-Annamite" du Père Jean-François-Marie Génibrel (1851-1914). Etat très satisfaisant (très petits mq. aux deux premiers ff., rel. lég. frottée). "Voici un "Vocabulaire Français-annamite" pour faire pendant au Vocabulaire Annamite-français publié depuis quelque temps déjà, destiné aux Elèves des Ecoles, et très commode pour les Européens qui veulent vite apprendre les mots les plus usuels de la langue annamite. Nous nous sommes spécialement appliqué à donner la traduction annamite des divers sens ou acceptions des mots français, autant que le cadre restreint de ce travail le comporte. Les Elèves des Ecoles le trouveront d'un grand secours pour l'étude du français. Plus tard, si le temps nous le permet, nous tâcherons de le développer pour en faire un Dictionnaire français-annamite assez complet". Non répertorié par Cordier. Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
 38.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Ethel Howard (of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, 1860-1932, Duchess, sister of Empress Augusta Victoria, wife of Friedrich Ferdinand, 1855-1934, from 1885 .Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gl cksburg)

      1898 - (later Mrs. H.A. Bell, English Governess, December 1895 - June 1898, to the sons of Wilhelm II) saying that she is "afraid I shall not see you . before I leave & therefore send a line to say goodbye & beg you to accept my children's photograph. I shall always think with gratitude of your kindness .", 2 sides 8vo., with original autograph envelope, Berlin Schloss paper headed with a gilt crown, together with the cabinet photograph by Selle & Kuntze, Potsdam, that she refers to, showing her children, the Prince and Princess of SHS-Glücksburg, FRIEDRICH (1891-1965, from 1934 Duke) & ADELHEID (1885-1970, wife, 1905, of Carl Eduard of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha), identified in their mother's hand, 6½" x 4¼", Potsdam, circa Miss Howard was greatly loved by the Empress, her ladies and the boys, but despite her enjoyment of the work the constant strain of royal protocol, extra duty and no holidays took its toll and she left after two and a half years in their service. The Empress, her ladies and the boys kept in touch for several years. See Miss Howard's 'Potsdam Princes' (London and New York, 1916). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
 39.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        La Plume. Revue Littéraire artistique et sociale. Année 1898 complète en 24 livraisons

      First edition of last year led by Leon Deschamps, founder of the magazine prominently features the visual arts. 24 publications met here with a special issue dedicated to Alexander Falguière.binding editor with full canvas fir, smooth back, part of title in red shagreen, gilt floral motif, nets Cold plats.La the cover of the first issue, illustrated by Mucha, is connected head volume.Contributions Theophile Gautier, Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, Karl Boès, Adolphe Rette, Francis Jammes, Victor Margueritte, Ernest Raynaud, Stuart Merrill, etc ... Many illustrations including a frontispiece watercolor Eugene Grasset and drawings by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Alphonse Mucha, Alexandre Falguière Vivant-Denon, Willette, Jossot, Andhré of Gachons Ferdinand Cazals, Henri Detouche, James Ensor ... The frontispiece of Emile Berchmans announced title page is not present in this copy. Table and index at the end of volume.Dédicace manuscript of a owner on the front garde.Infime tear on the front cover, otherwise rare and beautiful copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! La Plume Paris 1er janvier au 15 décembre 1898 19x25cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 40.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  

        Farthest North." Being the record of a voyage of exploration of the ship Fram 1893–96 and of a fifteen months' sleigh journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an appendix by Otto Sverdrup captain of the Fram. About one hundred and twenty full page and text illustrations and coloured plate in facsimile from Dr. Nansen's own sketches.

      London: George Newnes, Ltd., 1898 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spines gilt, front covers elaborately blocked in gilt, silver, and red, edges speckled red. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Spine ends rubbed, tips a little worn, front hinge of vol. II split but holding, rear hinge partly split, short closed tear to foot of p. xi, tear to folding map stub repaired with tape to verso. An excellent set in the spectacular publisher's binding. Frontispiece to each volume and 100 full-page plates, numerous smaller illustrations within the text, colour folding map at rear of volume I. Second UK edition. It was originally published in Norway and the UK in the previous year. The first Fram Expedition, 1893–1896, was led by Nansen, "with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice with the currents northwest from the New Siberian Islands across or near the Pole" (Arctic Bibliography). The expedition was "a remarkable achievement in Polar exploration," recorded here with photographs and from Nansen's own sketches, for which he "claims no artistic merit," but which are nonetheless highly atmospheric and effective. PMM 384 (for the Norwegian edition).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 41.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        Superb group photo signed by the Duke and Duchess of York and dated by the Duke (1865-1936, King of Great Britain), his Queen MARY (of Teck, 1867-1953)

      1898 - showing an informal gathering of the Royal Family in the garden at Osborne in 1898, signed "George 1899", and "Victoria Mary", Queen Victoria is seated in the centre at a table and the others are gathered seated and standing around her including the Battenbergs and the Connaughts, image10" x 6" in fine gilt frame 16" x 11", Osborne, 3rd September From left to right the picture shows Prince Leopold of Battenberg, 1889-1922, fought for the Allies during World War I and survived despite being a haemophilliac) Princess Marie Louise (1872-1957, Princess, Daughter of Princess Helena of Schleswig Holstein, Grand-daughter of Queen Victoria) holding Prince Edward of York, (1894-1972, King of Great Britain, Later the Duke of Windsor) Princess Victoria Mary, Duchess of York (of Teck, 1867-1953, Queen of George V) holding Princess Mary (Countess of Harewood, 1897-1965, Princess Royal, Daughter of George V). Behind her is Princess Margaret of Connaught, (1882-1920, Princess of Connaught, 'Daisy', Crown Princess of Sweden) Prince George, Duke of York (1865-1936, King of Great Britain) holding Prince Albert of York (later George VI, 1895-1952, King of Great Britain). In front sitting on the grass is Prince Alexander of Batternberg, ('Drino', 1886-1960, Marquess of Carisbrooke, 1917), H. M. Queen Victoria (1819-1901, Queen of Great Britain) is sitting in the very centre at the table, Prince Arthur of Connaught & Strathearn (Duke of Connaught, 1883-1938, Grandson of Queen Victoria, Governor General of South Africa stands behind her, Princess Ena, (Victoria Eugenie, 1887-1969, Granddaughter of Queen Victoria, daughter of Princess Beatrice of Battenberg & Prince Henry, Wife (1906) of Alfonso XIII of Spain) Princess Helena (Augusta Victoria, 1846-1923, wife, 1866, of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, Princess, 3rd Daughter of Queen Victoria, founder of the Princess Christian Nursing Home) and Prince Maurice of Battenberg (1891-1914, killed during the retreat from Mons). Queen Victoria liked to celebrate her grandchildren's birthday during the family visit to Osborne and this picture was probably taken at an early celebration of Maurice of BATTENBERG's birthday which was the 3rd October. He was born in 1891 and died at Sonneneck during the retreat from Mons in 1914. The Duke probably signed it the following year at the request of one of the people who were present. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
 42.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Le Superbe Orénoque

      - Hetzel, Paris 1898, 18,5x28cm, relié. - Edizione originale di George Roux illustrato disegni. editor di cartone globo d'oro, o detto, la mappa del mondo. Piastra Blancheland firmato, collegati da Souze. Torna al faro. Engel tipo flat secondo "h", secondo JAUZAC. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 73 dessins de George Roux. Cartonnage d'éditeur au globe doré, ou dit, à la mappemonde. Plaque signée Blancheland, reliée par Souze. Dos au phare. Second plat de type Engel "h" selon Jauzac.  Plaque un peu frotté présentant quelques manques, coiffes très légèrement frottées et gardes bleues d'origines insolées en marges comme habituellement. Rousseurs principalement sur les premiers et derniers feuillets.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 43.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        A Man from the North. FIRST EDITION.

      John Lane: The Bodley Head. 1898 Half title, 12pp cata. (1897). Endpapers neatly replaced. Orig. red cloth, blocked and lettered in white; sl. rubbing & marking.Bennett's first novel, the author as 'E.A. Bennett'. Semi-autobiographical, the aspiring novelist from the north arrives in London.

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce Rare Books]
 44.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  

        Oeuvres. Poésies - Les Illuminations - Autres illuminations - Une saison en enfer

      First edition of some parts, falsely stated the sixth. With a frontispiece portrait of Arthur Rimbaud by Henri Fantin-Latour.Three tiny tears without lack to head and foot of spine, a good copy. Mercure de France Paris 1898 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 45.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     

Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.